A Fabergé silver and en plein enamel notepad cover, Moscow, 1908-1917, with scratched inventory number 25530. In the Russian Style, the hinged silver lid mounted with an enamel plaque painted en plein with a scene of a hunter on a white horse restraining a pair of Borzoi hunting dogs, almost certainly made in the workshops of the Imperial Stroganov School, the miniature held in a frame of columns reserved with cast and chased stylized spirals typical of the Russian Style, the hinged cover with pine cone finials at the ends, one removable and fitted with a holder for a pencil, mounted on a stained pine base, still containing a contemporaneous notepad with silvered edges, the reverse of the cover struck with K. Fabergé in Cyrillic with Imperial Warrant and 84 standard, the mount for holding the pad of paper struck with K. Fabergé in Cyrillic with Imperial Warrant and a circular kokoshnik mark for Moscow assay district as well as with the scratched inventory number, with another circular kokoshnik mark on the upper decorative row with the stylized swirls. Dimensions: length of cover 7 ½ in. (19 cm), width across pine cone finials 5 in. (12.7 cm).
Cf. Christie’s London, 28 November 2016, lot 242.
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